Jordan's Culture

Jordanian local wearing traditional cloths

 

Jordan's culture is a pleasant jumble of old and new, and Amman( its capital) has rapidly become one of the most sophisticated cities in the Middle East.

Jordan has diverse communities with many different ethnic groups living in this small country, where 95% of Jordan's population are either Bedouin or from Palestinian origins. The remaining 5% come from different ethnic origins such as Circassians, Chechens, Armenians and Kurds.

Jordan is a Muslim country where Islam is the major practiced religion, yet almost 10% of the population practice Christianity.

The culture of Jordan follows Arab traditions as the Kingdom is in the heart of the Middle East. The official language is Arabic although English is widely used in commerce, government and taught at public and private schools.

Alongside traditional culture, Jordan's younger generation are producing new forms of music, arts and theatre. As such, new cultural hotspots are appearing with cafes, bookshops and galleries.